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Horse Chestnut

 Horse Chestnut - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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bonsai_horse_chestnut_01.jpg image HORSE CHESTNUT -

The horse chestnut (AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM) coMEs from Eastern Europe and the Caucuses.

STYLE : suited to every style, except formal upright and broom.

WARNING : One of the few trees best grown from seed as it is fast growing and will help to avoid ugly scars.

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REPOT : Every 2-3 years

SOIL : 80% humus rich soil and 20% coarse sand. 

PRUNE : Limit branch PRUNING to a minimum as Horse Chestnut does not easily form scar tissue.

PINCH: SHAPE the tree by trimming SHOOTS removing apical BUD>BUDs during winter dormancy. To stimulate new (and smaller) leaf growth cut stalks of larger LEAVES back to about one third of length.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter.

FEED : Apply BALANCED FEED every 15-20 days throiughout the growing season, stopping for about a month in mid sumMEr.

WARNING : Do not allow soil to dry out while in bud, otherwise buds will drop. Protect from frost to avoid DIE-BACK or flower damage. Picture courtesy of British BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI.

Bonsai Videos for Horse Chestnut (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Horse Chestnut (Tree Type (Outdoors))

The Conker Tree (Horse Chestnut)

Video 2 for Horse Chestnut (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Horse Chestnut Bonsai, April 2015.

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Horse Chestnut bonsai, May 2015.

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Horse chestnut bud time lapse of bud and leaves opening.

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Tree identify. Horse Chestnut v Sweet Chestnut.

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